International Dance and Music Festival held at Chandigarh University


International dance and music festival held at Chandigarh University, brings together world as one global family


An unforgettable cultural extravaganza was witnessed at Chandigarh University (CU) on Sunday (October 22) as the cultural troupes of around 40 countries participated in the international cultural exchange event held at the varsity – featuring the talent and creativity from around the globe.


Meenakshi Lekhi, Union Minister of State (MoS) for external affairs and culture, who was the chief guest on the occasion, said that Indian culture is the culture of science. “Although, Science has become a significant part of our lives today, it is important to know that Science is not separate from our culture. Today, more than 65% of all the medicines are phytochemicals, which are derived from plants just as Ayurveda does,” she said.


In the cultural event at CU – named International Dance and Music Festival on the theme ‘One World, Many Cultures’ – the students of around 40 countries attended and participated. On Sunday, the cultural troupes of Malaysia, Iraq, Kyrgyz Republic, Nepal, Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Romania and Bangladesh dressed in their colourful traditional attires showcased the beauty of indigenous music and dance cultures of their respective countries. The event was held in collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. 


Amit Sahai Mathur, program director, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) attended the event as guest of honour. CU Chancellor Satnam Singh Sandhu; Prof Himani Sood, vice president, Chandigarh University were present on the occasion along with other dignitaries and varsity officials.


This event aimed to promote international culture and celebrate the diversity and inclusivity. It was held to build a more compassionate and harmonious society by bringing the people of the world together in celebration.   All the cultural troupes also took part in the procession on the CU campus – celebrating the diverse cultures and unity of diversity.